Quogue, New York
October 9, 2007
Quintessence sits at the foot of the pedestrian village at Tremblant on the edge of the lake. From the moment you enter, you know you will be pampered. A valet greets you at the door. You check in seated at a desk in the elegant lobby, fireplace aglow, flanked by leather sofas and microfiber-covered chairs, bamboo-style plants, and forced forsythia blooms that soften the elegant lobby. A view of the lake beyond, you immediately feel the stress leave your body from the day of travel.
In your suite—the smallest is 700 square feet—there is a foyer as you enter, Berber carpeting, and a large closet with robes, slippers, and a safe. This entrance opens to a large area with a view of the lake. There is a king-size bed with leather-trimmed headboard, so comfy looking with a down-filled duvet and fluffy pillows. There is soft lighting, with a sofa and chair set in front of a stone fireplace; tables, woodwork, and doors are dark-stained wood, all very "natural" looking. And then there's more: behind wooden folding doors is the claw-foot hydrotherapy tub with temperature controls and aromatherapy spa products. Open the doors and bathe with a view of the fireplace and lake—the ultimate in relaxation and romance!
Behind the tub is the marble bathroom with twin sinks, dark-wood cabinets, oversize framed mirror over the sinks, and separate shower and toilet—luxury at its best.
It is definitely a special place, and within walking distance of the lovely Tremblant village and skiing. Want to see firsthand? This is the link to the Quintessence Resort web page.
From journal Winter 2005 & 2006 at Tremblant